Glasgow 2014 Media Briefing - Human rights and the Commonwealth Games

'Sport can be a real force for good in the world, but so often basic human rights are overlooked in the quest for sporting glory. We saw it earlier this year in Sochi when the rights of the gay community were trampled, and again in Brazil during the World Cup with the police using brutality as a method of crowd control. Serious violations of workers’ rights are continuing in Qatar as they build venues to host the 2022 World Cup – this situation that must be addressed urgently.'

Siobhan Reardon – Programme Director, Amnesty International Scotland

Amnesty spokesperson available throughout the Games with daily briefings.

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Glasgow Commonwealth Games - sports and human rights briefing